Dave Kearney returns from shoulder injury for Leinster's trip to Glasgow

Three changes for Leo Cullen as well as the addition of Stuart Lancaster to the backroom staff

Dave Kearney

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Dave Kearney makes a welcomed return to Leinster's starting XV after successfully recovering from a shoulder injury.

Head coach Leo Cullen has opted to make three changes for the side that beat Treviso last week in their Pro12 opener. 

Rob Kearney continues at full-back, while brother Dave starts on the left wing with Fergus McFadden switching wings from last week to start on the right.

Noel Reid and Garry Ringrose retain their spots at centre, while Luke McGrath captains the side from scrumhalf.

Joey Carbery picked up last week's Guinness Man of the Match award and makes his first start away from home outside him at ten.

Cian Healy and Michael Bent continue at loose head and tight head, but James Tracy comes in to start at hooker. 

Ross Molony and Mike McCarthy continue in the second row and the final change is in the back row where Jordi Murphy starts his first game of the season from number eight, flanked by Dan Leavy and Josh van der Flier.

Leinster Team to face Glasgow

(15-9) Rob Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Garry Ringrose, Noel Reid, Dave Kearney, Joey Carbery, Luke McGrath 

(8-1) Cian Healy, James Tracy, Michael Bent, Mike McCarthy, Ross Molony, Dan Leavy, Josh van der Flier, Jordi Murphy


(16-23) Bryan Byrne, Peter Dooley, Tadhg Furlong, Mick Kearney, Dominic Ryan, Jamison Gibson Park, Cathal Marsh, Zane Kirchner.